Brazilian Life

Lula, Dilma and Bolsonaro Brazilian politics line drawing

A Crash Course in Brazilian Politics

I didn’t go to Brazil to learn about their politics. Brazilian politics just envelops everything, so that I learnt through osmosis. Things began igniting with the launch of the Car…

Brazilian Music

Castle in the sea

Brazil’s Prison Pandemic

The ethical parallels between Brazil’s prison pandemic and the US’s.  On 31 January 2019 the New York Times published an…
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Brazilian World Cup Chant

Brazilian World Cup Chants

This time four years ago,  I found myself sporting my first canary yellow Brazilian football jersey. Dining with my boyfriend…
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How Brazilian Drug Traffickers Began Chocolate Dealing

Truck-jackings and cargo theft in Brazil have been on the rise. Currently, Brazil ranks as the 12th most dangerous country for cargo transportation. With a harsh crackdown on drug trafficking, those same dealers have turned to theft as a more lucrative, less risky business. 

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